Originally posted on BravesWire  |  Last updated 8/17/12
Chipper Jones hit homeruns number 11 and 12 Thursday night as Braves won 6-0. Capping a winning series against the San Diego Padres, Chipper Jones and Kris Medlen put on a show for fans at Turner Field Thursday night. Chipper blasted two home runs, his second marking his 2700th career hit, and garnered two curtain calls from thrilled Braves fans. Kris Medlen, content in his place in the rotation, pitched a 5-hit complete game shut out while flashing the leather to maintain that shutout. It was a special night for Atlanta and pulled them within 4 games of the NL East-leading Washington Nationals. Game 1 of the series was the first loss for the Braves since initiating “high sock Monday.” It was another tough loss for rookie Mike Minor who was yet again the victim of poor run support. The Padres only put 3 runs on the board against the rookie, but those runs and a run tacked on against the bullpen was enough to get the win on a night when the Braves put 1 run on the board off of 5 hit...
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